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our power as far as susan rice is concerned. >> i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better, and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> key republican senators are trying to block susan race from becoming secretary of state. ms. rice is currently the permanent representative to the united nations for the u.s. she has not yet been officially nominated for the state department job to replace hillary clinton who intends to resign probably. rice is rumored to be underactive and positive consideration. but republicans and some democrats have been angry with ms. rice for saying that the attack in benghazi that left four americans dead was spontaneous and not preplanned. >> what our assessment is as of the present is, in fact, it began spontaneously in benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in cairo where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy, sparked by this hateful video. we do not have information at present that leads to us conclude that this was prem
told you yesterday how he wants susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. margaret brennan is in washington. >> reporter: president obama views susan rice as his quarterback at the u.n. when he nominated her to be the ambassador he elevated that role to cabinet level. a status that her predecessors did not have. for this next promotion the president will fight skeptical republicans who question rice's judgment in the days following the benghazi attack. >> i still don't know how anybody of that capacity could have been on television five days later saying the things that were said. i don't know how that can happen. >> she has to answer questions about that. there's no doubt about it. >> reporter: susan rice hit a nerve during a string of television appearances five days after the assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. she didn't call it a act of terror. >> we do not have information at present to lead us to conclude it was preplanned. >> reporter: that's leading to her obstacle as becoming secretary of state. john mccain and lindsey graham said they will try to k
at republican critics. >> the controversy over susan rice calling the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi spontaneous has reached a boiling point. after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination for secretary of state. >> the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. >> david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we now know the identity of the fbi agent who triggered the investigation into the petraeus affair. >> three people have been killed ter rockets were fired into southern israel from gaza. the first israeli deaths after the country killed a hamas military commander yesterday. >> a popular energy drink, five hour energy is making headlines because of a potential link to more than a dozen deaths. >> carrying three babies. >> easy feat especially when they are the heaviest trip lets on record. >> a drunken
criticisms of u.n. ambassador susan rice outrageous. the president called out republican senators lindsay graham and john mccain for their comments saying they would block the u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice if she is nominated for secretary of state. >> if senator mccain or senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> summer mccain will do whatever it takes to block the nomination. >>> the president also spoke about the fiscal cliff in his news conference. >> jessica doyle is back and this your money report, the latest on the negotiations and high stakes that families will face if we fall off this cliff. >> president obama said he is willing to work with republicans to prevent the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes from taking effect at the start of the new year, but he's standing
americans or it was just gross incompetence. now, susan rice, who is the u.n. ambassador at this point was pretty much the point person on this:j the administration. she went out on the sunday shows and first said it was not a planned terrorist attack about the was the result of a spontaneous demonstration. she is now being mentioned as one of those being considered for secretary of state. do you think what she said during the early days of this investigation, should that factor in any way on whether she should be considered as secretary of state? >> absolutely wot a doubt. i generally defer to presidential selections for cabinets and judges. i voted for both supreme court judges, not because i would have chose them, because the president has a lot leeway, and if they're qualified people, i tend to support presidential picks. however, i do reserve unto myself and other members of congress the ability to say no when justified. i cannot imagine promoting anybody associated with benghazi at this point. it's not just what he said after. how did the place become a death trap for months why
of susan rice to be secretary of state. a lot of people in the administration say she is the odds-on favorite to replace hillary clinton because of her performance on television after it the benghazi attacks when she said it was the result of spontaneous demonstrations in ejim, and not-- and was not a terrorist attack. are you standing fast on that? >> well, she has a lot of explaining to do, and i'm curious why she has not are you puddated those remarks. on this show, the libyan national president, obviously, said it was al eda. bob, this goes back to the beginning, this light footprint policy of this presidency. after we helped the libbians oust gaddafi, they need a lot of help-- and they could pay for it, by the way, with an army, secure the borders, get rid of these militias -- it was in a country that was basically chaotic, and we did almost nothing. and then there became these reports from our embassy and other personnel about attacks on our embassy twice, both in april and in june. the assassination attempt on the british ambassador. the british closed their consulate. the
they will not accept the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice as a replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we'll do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> reporter: senators john mccain and lindsey graham said rice was either lying or incompetent when she made this statement five days after the attack. >> we don't have information at present that leads us to conclude this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: president obama said the ambassador was presenting the intelligence information she was given. he challenged those who attacked ambassador rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. >> reporter: senator mccain accepted that offer. >> the president of the united states, the commander-in-chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mccain and graham want a watergate style committee to investigate the benghazi attack. and general petraeus will testify here on capitol hill tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. back to you. >>>
.n. ambassador susan rice is the front-winner to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state despite some strong opposition from some republicans. the 47-year-old u.n. ambassador is a close confidante of president obama, a former rhodes scholar who served as an assistant secretary of state under president clinton. she came under fire from republicans for what she said five days after the attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. here was race on "face the nation." >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: that would later prove to be untrue, though the white house insisted rice was working off the c.i.a.'s best information at the time. several republicans on the senate foreign relations committee have suggested they might try to block her nomination florida's marco rubio was noncommittal today. >> obviously she based those comments on directives or information she had and it's important to know who that directive came from and what exactly that information was. >> reporter: massachusetts senator j
.n. ambassador his new secretary of state. susan rice is widely mentioned as the replacement for secretary hillary clinton. but republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham said they questioned statements that rice made after four americans were killed in that september attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. it is within the power of a single senator to stop a nomination, which is why the president got his back up today. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmimp her reputation, is outrageous. when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. and should i choose, if i think that she would be the best person to serve america in the capacity of the state department, then i will nominate her. that's a determination i've
right. cbs news has learned that the president is likely to nominate susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. white house sources say the president feels that he should be able to choose the cabinet members he wants, and they say that rice has done a good job on iran and north korea. but rice was the public face of the administration's initial response to the attacks in benghazi, libya, saying that they were prompted by spontaneous protests, not terrorism, and she's come under fire from republicans. when asked about the possibility of rice as secretary of state, senator lindsey graham had this to say on "face the nation." >> i'm not entertaining promoting anybody that i think was involved with the benghazi debacle. we need to get to the bottom of it. the president has a lot of leeway with me and others when it comes to making appointments, but i'm not going to promote somebody who i think has misled the country or is either incompetent. that's my view of susan rice. >> reporter: white house sources say these objections a
's public response. several are outraged un ambassador susan rice said it didn't appear to be preplanned the at his press conference wednesday president obama defended rice saying she acted on intelligence briefings she was given. >> when they go after the un ambassador, they have a problem with me. >> reporter: michael morel is testifying today. david petraeus will testify behind closed doors tomorrow. one hearing today is not closed, the house foreign affairs committee is asking experts to offer their assessment of what went wrong. >> it's two months later and too little is known about what took place. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton will not testify this week. she's scheduled to talk lawmakers once the state department completes its own investigation. danielle nottingham, cbs news capitol hill. >> general petraeus was taken off today's witness list when he resigned last friday. lawmakers are very vocal that they want to hear what he has to say about benghazi, so he is headed to the hill tomorrow morning. >>> mitt romney says that he lost the presidential election becau
critical of one possible choice. un ambassador susan rice because of interviews she gave after the attacks in libya. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> president said if he thinks rice is the best person for the job, he will nominate her. cbs news. >> and congressional leaders from both parties are invited to the white house friday to begin the talks on how to avoid that fiscal cliff. >>> israel launched 20 airstrikes. the leader one of 10 people killed. two young children were also among those casualties. this is the largest attack on the palestinian territory in four years. military officials warn the conflict could escalate into a ground operation. >>> two drivers and a student taken to the hospital after a crash. that pick-up truck you see rammed into that bus you see right there. right at the intersection of route 301 and swanson road. a spokes person with the prince georges county school system tells us 32 kids were on that bus at the time. but all of their injuries are considered minor. >>> some religious holidays are ho
he had no direct contact in developing the talking points used by susan rice. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. pointed to the film as a potential cause. >> the key is, if there were unclassified talking points, at a very early stage. >> reporter: lawmakers say petraeus was asked little about his admitted affair with paula broadwell. >> anything that occurred with respect to his personal situation had nothing to do with the way he handled benghazi at all. >> reporter: petraeus reportedly was not under oath while testifying. in washington, i'm emily schmidt. >> the state department has said secretary of state hillary clinton will also testify about the attack once the agency finishes its internal report on what happened. >>> two prince george's county police officers suspended for making inappropriate videos. the news conference starts in about 20 minutes and we'll have the latest on that at 7. >> derek, we'll see you then. >>> still to come, they may be in some of our fondest memories, but the future of hostess treats is in doubt tonight. >>> i would grab a jacket here. here are th
, u.n. ambassador susan rice was still blaming a spontaneous demonstration outside the consulate. the obama administration now acknowledges al-qaida was behind the september 11th attack. >> the investigation tells us what you get from the ground, it evolves. when you get intelligence, you get intelligence, you collect it, you give it over to analysts, analysts review it and they send it out and it kept evolving over the process. >>reporter: reporters who were staked out for the general's arrival, but he used underground hallways to make his way to the hearing room. petraeus stepped down last week after acknowledging it had an extra-marital affair with his biography paula broadwell. he did not comment on the affair during his testimony to lawmakers, but he insisted it did not have any impact on his testimony. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> top national security officials were on capitol hill this week to deal with the fallout from the petraeus sex scandal. defense secretary leon panetta has ordered a review of ethics training for military officers. >>> we're fol
's congressional hearing. lawmakers said it was confirmed to them susan rice was told spontaneous protests over an islamic film sparked the attack. rice was given the information as part of an unclassified briefing before she appeared on sunday morning talk shows five days after the attack. >> that unclassified version turned out to be inaccurate as we found out later. >> reporter: several republican senators are threatening to block rice from becoming the next secretary of state because of her assertions that the attacks didn't appear to be pre-planned. petraeus' testimony is critical to this investigation. several more hearing are yet to be held. >>> a preliminary investigation indicates the railroad crossing gate and lights weren't working when a freight train slammed into a float. the float was carrying wounded veterans and spouses yesterday. four people are dead. the float was about halfway across the tracks when the crossing gates came down. >> the truck tried to blow his horn to get the other people out of his way. the gates actually hit the first people on the trailer. started going bac
report -- [indiscernible] >> lawmakers also wanted to know why u.n. ambassador susan rice called the attack the result of a spontaneous protest five days after it happened. democrats say rice was simply using talking points signed off on by the entire intelligence community. petraeus meantime insisted his resignation was the result of his affair with paula broadwell and had nothing to do with benghazi. >>> democrats and republicans sat down today for the very first meeting concerning the fiscal cliff. first meeting after the election that is. lawmakers have to find some sort of budget compromise before the end of the year and astaire a mergener explains, leaders say they're confident -- and as tara mergener explains, leaders say they are confident. >> we're not going to embarrass them with cake because we didn't know how many candles were needed but-- >> yeah, right. >> reporter: by all accounts, the atmosphere stayed friendly as the president and congressional leaders started hammering out a budget deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. if democrats and republicans don't find a comprom
and understand why five days after the attack, u.n. ambassador susan rice was talking about a spontaneous protest. democrats who listened to petraeus testify were quick to defend rice. >> she used the unclassified talking points that were signed off on by the entire intelligence community. so criticisms of her are completely unwarranted. >> reporter: in both hearings friday, petraeus addressed his resignation because of an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. lawmakers said the former cia director apologized and assured them his personal situation had no bearing on the benghazi investigation. senator john mccain said general petraeus told him that he never spoke to the president about benghazi. he dealt with the director of national intelligence. on capitol hill, daniel nottingham. lesli, back to you. >>> and top national security officials were on capitol hill this week to deal with the fallout from the petraeus sex scandal. and defense secretary panetta has ordered a review of ethics training for all military officers. >>> less than 24 hours after a not guilty verdict shocked the bowie s
susan rice was told spontaneous protests over the antiislam film sparked the attack. >> we do not have information at present. >> reporter: rice was given the information as part of an up classifying briefing before she appeared on sunday morning talk shows five days after the attack. >> that unclassified version turned out to be inaccurate as we found out later. >> reporter: several republican senators are threatening to block reese from becoming the -- rice from becoming the next secretary of state because of her assertions the attack didn't appear to be preplanned. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> the cia also opening an exploratory investigation into the conduct of its former director petraeus. as you know he resigned from his position last friday after the fbi revealed he had an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. investigators want to know if petraeus did or told broadwell anything which may have compromised national security >>> despite the efforts to improve mental health programs, suicide rates are going up for active members of the -- members of the military.
obama will likely nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. rice may face a tough confirmation process, though. republicans have criticized her response to the september 11th assault in benghazi. rice said it was a spontaneous response to anti-american protests in cairo and not a coordinated attack. >>> congress returns today with an agenda dominated to avoid the so called fiscal cliff, the combination of tax expense increases and spending cuts. president obama meets with top ceos tomorrow to discuss the issue. on friday, mr. obama meets with congressional leaders. >>> new york governor andrew cuomo is ask asking the frovd for $30 billion in aid to help his state rebuild following hurricane sandy. two weeks after the storm, tens of thousands of customers remain without power in the hardest hit sections of new york and new jersey. some 55,000 of them on long island. cuomo says the long island power company was not prepared and failed to communicate. >> i'm going to do a thorough review/investigation and a very serious one, and they will be hel
was >> ed: the out of unclassified talking points prepared for u.n. ambassador susan rice when she appeared on fay fay fiv faye fas after the attack. according to peter king, how that happened is a mystery. >> nobody knows who came up with the final version of the talking points other than to say the original talking points prepared by the c.i.a. were different from the ones that were finally put out. >> reporter: that final version of the talking points said "there are indications that extremists participated in the assault." a bland description of what intelligence judged to be a terrorist attack involving extremists with links to al qaeda. tonight, the white house issued a statement denying it played any role in editing out those two loaded terms "terrorism" and "al qaeda." >> mason: david martin. thank you, david. an oil rig exploded in flames in the gulf of mexico. two workers are missing and 11 were hospitalized. the rig is located off louisiana 80 miles from where deep's deepwater horizon exploded and collapsed in 2010, unleashing the worst accidental oil spill in history. how bad wa
.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice. white house sources say rice has performed well on iran and north korea, but she has been criticized over the comments she made after the attack in benghazi and may face tough republican opposition. >>> nancy pelosi asked female democrats in the house including incoming freshmen to join her at a news conference. she became the first woman ever to lead a party caucus on capitol hill. after the mid-term election, she became the first ever female speaker of the house. >>> a teen already behind bars accused of murder is now facing another charge. 17-year-old joshua mebane is accused of killing teresa bass and critically injuring her husband jerry if waldorf last -- in waldorf last month. the couple was out walking their dog when mebane shot them with an automatic weapon. he was already in jail when investigators made the connection between two cases. he was arrested and his juvenile girlfriend and charged with murder of mohammad quadar. the driver was shot in the head and left beside his cab which was burning at the time. mebane is charringed
news learned u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice is resigning as well. she's been criticized for her assessments that the attacks in benghazi were prompted by a spontaneous protest rather than terrorism. >>> metro already focusing on the inauguration. today the system started taking online orders for its commemorative 2013 inaugural smart trip cards. they feature a picture of president obama. the card comes with preloaded for a one day pass offering unlimited travel on metro rail on the day it is first used. the cost? $15. you can also use the smart trip as a flash pass for unlimited metrobus travel on inauguration day. ♪ >>> doesn't it look fun? the game is called call of duty black ops 2 but the real name of the game is making money. this video game is not only expected to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars, but since the game came out last night at midnight, some are expecting a possible sickout by gamers you see them lining up there who may have spent all night in front of the xboxs and ps3s. here to shed some light on the game itself and why it just may
in afghanistan and otherwise some lawmakers are now threatening to block u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace secretary of state clinton because of comments she middays after the attack -- she made days after the attack. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> the president of the united states, the commander in chief is the most responsible, and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: meanwhile, paula broadwell, the woman at the center of the sex scandal has been staying at her brother's home in northwest d.c. cameras were there camped out all day yesterday. we're also learning that frederick humphrey, the f.b.i. agent was the one who uncovered this entire scandal and now we see this ripple effect. of course it's going to be an interesting next two days. back to you. >> surae chinn reporting live on capitol hill. >> thank you. >>> mitt romney says he lost the presidential election because of gifts president obama gave to the african- american and hispanic communities and to his
hearings and the possibility of susan rice becoming the next secretary of state. a lot of republicans want to hit the reset button. we'll hear from a group of romney supporters in virginia about his loss, the president and the future of the republican party. those stories and more when we see you at 7:00. mike and andrea, see you soon. >> have a good day, gayle. see you at the top of the hour. >>> a former chief psychiatrist at the f.b.i. is fighting the d.c. government's ban against him. they want alen salerian to stop writing prescriptions for powerful pain medications. >> he makes an appeal today to the d.c. health department. surae chinn is live with more. good morning, surae. >> reporter: good morning you to, andrea and mike. yeah, the doctor hasn't been able to prescribe or help his patients since april. that's when he was stripped of his ability to prescribe the class two narcotics since april as i mentioned, ever since a man he said was a former employee who broke into his office. the pain doctor says a former employee stole prescription pads and alleged they were forging his signa
to insist on nominating susan rice as secretary of state. >> if you're going to tell the american people something you better damn sure it's true. >> is moderate a bad word? >> it has been in the republican party. the president was elected on the basis he was not romney and romney was a goofy head. >> can the airlines meet these requirement? >> they can and they will. >> if my first officer and i had not been as experienced we could not have had the same outcome and people would have died. >> police said they were in the park wilding, except the story wasn't true. >> you have a chance to heal this. why are we not moving swiftly towards some sort of closure and justice. >> we play great one day. come back the next day and what happened. >> you were talking to the golf virgin at the table. >> remember standing on stage and there being 100 people out there watching. ♪ >> you're in my chair. >> i feel the greatness of the chair. >> miss you. >> guy fieri. did i say it right? >> for me it's about knowing the smartest people in the world. >> charlie rose, i know you know a thing or two about
affiliate. the final version used by susan rice in five sunday talk shows made no mention of terrorism, only extremists. >> i think it is clear there were extremest elements that joined and escalated the violence. >> administration officials say al qaeda's suspected role was classified information and the white house denied making any attempt to sense sure the world terrorism saying the talking points were produced by the intelligence community. congressman peter king voiced his concerns. >> it is still not clear how the final talking points emerged. went through a long process involving many agencies and including the department of justice and the state department and no one knows yet exactly who came up with the final version. >> reporter: a senior intelligence official tells cbs news the intelligence community decided that the unclassified points should exchange the broader term extremist for terrorists when referring to those responsible for the attack. it is not clear why al qaeda's role would be considered too sensitive at that time to share with the
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